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Lea Michele denies reports of clash with Naya Rivera

Lea Michele denies reports of clash with Naya Rivera

NEW YORK, May 17 (UPI) --Rumors recently swirled that "Glee" actresses Lea Michele and Naya Rivera were involved in a feud on set.
Danielle Haynes
Lea Michele remembers Cory Monteith on his birthday

Lea Michele remembers Cory Monteith on his birthday

LOS ANGELES, May 11 (UPI) --Lea Michele paid tribute to late boyfriend Cory Monteith, who would have turned 32 on Sunday.
Kate Stanton
Lea Michele 'is way better' than Judy Garland, says Martin Short

Lea Michele 'is way better' than Judy Garland, says Martin Short

NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) -- Martin Short joked that costar Lea Michele was "way better" than Judy Garland as the duo posed for the "Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return" premiere on Saturday.
Veronica Linares
Jillian Michaels adds her voice to NYC carriage debate

Jillian Michaels adds her voice to NYC carriage debate

NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) -- Jillian Michaels has joined the anti-NYC horse-drawn carriage cause.
Annie Martin
Naya Rivera fired from 'Glee' after Lea Michele feud

Naya Rivera fired from 'Glee' after Lea Michele feud

LOS ANGELES, April 29 (UPI) -- Naya Rivera has reportedly been "written out" of "Glee" just weeks after rumors began that she was feuding with costar Lea Michele.
Veronica Linares
Lea Michele, Naya Rivera continue feud on set of 'Glee'

Lea Michele, Naya Rivera continue feud on set of 'Glee'

LOS ANGELES, April 25 (UPI) -- Tension between Lea Michele and Naya Rivera has continue to escalate on the set of "Glee" following the duo's incident last week.
Veronica Linares
Lea Michele suffers wardrobe malfunction while shooting new video 'On My Way'

Lea Michele suffers wardrobe malfunction while shooting new video 'On My Way'

PALMDALE, Calif., April 21 (UPI) -- Lea Michele suffered a nip slip during the taping of her upcoming music video "On My Way" on Saturday.
Veronica Linares
Lea Michele and Naya Rivera get into a fight on set of 'Glee'

Lea Michele and Naya Rivera get into a fight on set of 'Glee'

LOS ANGELES, April 17 (UPI) -- There are two different versions of the alleged fight between Lea Michele and Naya Rivera that took place on the set of "Glee" on Tuesday.
Veronica Linares
Vanessa Hudgens and Lea Michele to receive $15,000+ for Coachella appearances

Vanessa Hudgens and Lea Michele to receive $15,000+ for Coachella appearances

INDIO, Calif., April 7 (UPI) -- Vanessa Hudgens and Lea Michele will receive big bucks from their sponsors for their 2014 Coachella appearances.
Annie Martin
Watch the trailer for Cory Monteith's final film, 'McCanick'

Watch the trailer for Cory Monteith's final film, 'McCanick'

March 18 (UPI) -- Cory Monteith plays a drug addict in his final film role.
Kate Stanton
2014 Kids' Choice Awards performers and presenters announced

2014 Kids' Choice Awards performers and presenters announced

March 13 (UPI) -- Performers and presenters have been announced for the 2014 Kids' Choice Awards, hosted by Mark Wahlberg on March 29.
Annie Martin
'Glee' pays emotional tribute to actor Cory Monteith

'Glee' pays emotional tribute to actor Cory Monteith

March 12 (UPI) -- 'Glee' paid an emotional tribute to actor Cory Monteith in its "City of Angels" episode on Tuesday night.
Annie Martin
Lea Michele on 'GMA': 'Glee' star talks Monteith, her new book

Lea Michele on 'GMA': 'Glee' star talks Monteith, her new book

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- Lea Michele appeared on "Good Morning America" to discuss her new album, memoir and her life since Cory Monteith.
Kate Stanton
Harry Styles considered for 'Wicked' role

Harry Styles considered for 'Wicked' role

HOLLYWOOD, March 5 (UPI) -- Sources say One Direction star Harry Styles is at the top of the list to play romantic lead Fiyero in "Wicked."
Annie Martin
Nick Lachey to launch 'Big Morning Buzz Live'

Nick Lachey to launch 'Big Morning Buzz Live'

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Nick Lachey is ready to step back into the spotlight.
Gabrielle Levy
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Lea Michele arrives at the 2010 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 13, 2010. UPI/Joe Corrigan
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Lea Michele Sarfati (born August 29, 1986), known professionally as Lea Michele, is an American actress and singer. Michele began working professionally as a child actress on Broadway in productions such as Ragtime and Les Misérables. She originated the role of Wendla in the musical Spring Awakening and currently plays Rachel Berry in the Fox television series Glee. Michele performs in the soprano range.

Michele was born in the Bronx, New York City, the daughter of Edith Sarfati, a nurse, and Marc Sarfati, a delicatessen owner. Michele's mother is Italian American and Roman Catholic, while her father is a Spanish Sephardic Jew. Michele grew up in New York City and Tenafly, New Jersey. She attended Rockland Country Day School for elementary school in New York and then Tenafly High School. Michele was home schooled one year while working in Toronto, Ontario on Ragtime. She attended Stagedoor Manor in the Catskills, a center for performing arts training. She was then later accepted to the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, but opted instead to continue working professionally on the stage.

At eight years old, Michele went with a friend to an open call for a musical. She decided on a whim she wanted to try out. She was offered the part and made her debut on Broadway in 1995 as a replacement in the role of Young Cosette in the New York City production of Les Misérables. This was followed by her performance of the role of Tateh's daughter, the Little Girl, in the 1998 original Broadway cast of Ragtime. In 2004, Michele played Shprintze and Chava in the Broadway revival of the musical Fiddler on the Roof. She also sang on the 2003 Broadway revival cast recording of Fiddler on the Roof.

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